Built in Baltimore and christened in 1853 the USS Tennessee served in the Union Navy, then captured by the Confederates during the Civil War. She was considered a Hybrid because it ran on steam power and wind She fought vigorously in several Battles.
Extensively repaired she made regular runs from New York to New Orleans with cargo and coins to regenerate New Orleans post-war economy. She rested 1,700 feet below the surface of the ocean until discovered.
The item "SS Republic Shipwreck Effect Silver Seated Liberty Half Dollar 1861-O -038" is in sale since Friday, August 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Seated Liberty (1839-91)".collectors" and is located in Soquel, California. This item can be shipped to United States.